One of the most versatile and popular dental care treatments in recent years has been porcelain dental veneers. They’re an extremely popular option for achieving smile makeover results, but that are not an inexpensive treatment option.
The team at our cosmetic dentistry center would like to discuss porcelain veneers and go over some of the basics regarding their cost and what patients can do to pay for treatment.
About Porcelain Veneers
Briefly, porcelain veneers are thin shells of specially crafted dental ceramic. They are adhered to the front portions of the teeth in order to improve overall appearance. Porcelain dental veneers are a great option for treating the following aesthetic dental problems:
- Cracked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Stained teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Tooth misalignment
The Average Cost of Porcelain Veneers
The average cost of porcelain veneers treatment can vary based on a wide range of factors. Because of this, we don’t believe that posting an average national price or even a price range is helpful to telling the whole story of care. During your visit at our practice, we will be sure to go over your situation and provide a custom price quote regarding your porcelain veneers treatment.
Factors That Affect the Total Cost of Porcelain Veneers
Some of the factors that affect the total cost of porcelain veneers are:
- The geographic location of the dental care practice
- The credentials and training of the dentist/dental care staff
- The complexity of a patient’s aesthetic problems
- The number of porcelain veneers required
- The type of porcelain veneer used
- Combination procedures (i.e., smile makeovers)
- Special promotions unique to individual practices
Dental Insurance and Porcelain Veneers
In general, porcelain veneers are not covered by dental health insurance. They are considered an elective or cosmetic procedure rather than a necessary part of care. It may be worth discussing this with your cosmetic dentist and your insurance provider just in case, however, as circumstances and policies can vary.
Financing Options and Porcelain Veneers
Because the cost of porcelain veneers can prove a major financial burden to households and individuals, there are financing options available that can put porcelain veneers treatment within reach.
It’s helpful to think about these monthly payment plans in a similar way as credit cards. A trusted-third party lender will pay for the total cost of the dental treatment. The patient will then pay back this loan to the lender, budgeting accordingly month to month. A reasonable interest rate will apply.
Weighing All Options for You and Your Needs
In addition to porcelain veneers, there are many other kinds of dental treatments out there to keep in mind that can improve the overall appearance of your smile. During the consultation process, we can discuss these alternatives as well as porcelain veneers treatment to ensure that you get the care that you deserve.
Learn More About Advanced Dental Care
For more information about porcelain veneers and your many other options for smile makeover treatment, be sure to contact our Denver cosmetic dentistry center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve excellent dental health and wellness.